Commercial Lead (South Lanarkshire Council Project)

Fixed term 12 months

Location: Paisley but remote working considered
Salary: £44,785 - £48,252

Scotland Excel is an award-winning Centre of Procurement Expertise providing a wide range of procurement, commissioning, consultancy, and learning and development services for our members.

Since 2008, we have helped to establish procurement as an effective driver for local and national economic growth and wellbeing. Our £2bn portfolio of collaborative contracts supports the delivery of savings, social value, community benefits, fair work practices and environmental policy, and covers a wide range of public services including construction, roads, transport, environment, corporate and education.

We also provide procurement and consultancy services to help our members get the most from their procurement resources, ranging from ad-hoc tendering support through to transformation programmes and strategic procurement partnerships.

The Scotland Excel Academy offers applied learning programmes leading to accredited qualifications in procurement, leadership and management, coaching and mentoring, project management and business analysis, as well as short courses and workshops.

Scotland Excel is a non-profit organisation working with members from across the public sector including local authorities, health and social care partnerships, housing associations, and other public and third sector organisations.

About the role

Scotland Excel has been engaged by South Lanarkshire Council to undertake a procurement efficiency transformation programme.

The appointment will be 12 months in duration and you will work with colleagues across the council to identify areas of efficiency and savings.

The transformation team will be led by an experienced Programme Manager working with a small team of commercially experienced individuals who will work with council service teams and the core procurement team to identify savings opportunities.

Scotland Excel staff are currently working remotely but on return to the office a Hybrid working arrangement will be introduced.


What we can offer you

You will work with like-minded colleagues who get real satisfaction from supporting the delivery of essential public services and bringing social, economic and environmental benefits to our communities.

Full details of the benefits of working at Scotland Excel can be found on our What We Offer page.


Relevant documents

Job Profile - Commercial Lead (South Lanarkshire Council Project) - PDF, 112KB

Person Specification - Commercial Lead (South Lanarkshire Council Project) - PDF, 102KB

Equality Monitoring Form - DOC, 40KB


How to apply

To apply, please forward a tailored CV (of no more than three pages), a covering letter explaining why you meet the requirements for this role and a completed equality monitoring form. Note that applications without a covering letter and equality monitoring form will automatically be disregarded.

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and guarantee an interview to those candidates who meet the essential requirements for the position.  If you have a disability, please make us aware of it in your covering letter.

Please email covering letter, CV and equalities form to If you require these forms in a different format, please email us at the above address or call 0141 488 8760.